I am a ceramic artist who lives and creates in the lush green foothills of western Oregon. I choose clay as my primary medium because of its malleability, capacity for transformation, and direct connection to the earth. From the mountains to the sea, the Pacific Northwest always inspires me.
My figurative sculptures are a tapestry of form, texture and color. In clay and paint stories emerge, etched into the surface of her striated landscape. I work with paradoxical themes. The resulting sculptures depict women that seem to originate from numerous different eras and geographical origins, but all of which explore the tensions of the feminine experience: strength and contemplation, youth and aging, joy and grief, instability and equilibrium, hope and despair. Through these maternal archetypes, so evocative of the precious earth from which they were formed, I hope to express an eternal optimism for the human spirit in this beautiful, and turbulent world.